Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Nordic Wrist Warmers Pattern

https://www.etsy.com/listing/205258116/crochet-pattern-nordic-wrist?ref=shop_home_feat_3

Today is the day when The Nordic Wrist Warmers Pattern is officially released. I'm thrilled to be able to offer you this fabulous pattern as it is really fun, quick and simple. And of course it matches PERFECTLY with The Nordic Shawl.

I know many of you have waited for it and as usual it is loaded with Step-By-Step Picture Tutorials as well as written instructions.

This is the kind of project you will make over and over again. You will equip not only your family members with these fingerless gloves, but probably also the teachers in school at the end of term, your neighbors as a "Thank-you-for-always-helping-you-out" gift, your cousins because you want them to have their own pair, your best friends because they always love everything you make... No kidding!!!

The pattern can easily be whipped up for someone's birthday tomorrow and with simple steps it can be adjusted in size and be worn from age 4-5 up to a full grown big handed man. I am already on my fourth pair and I will show them all to you eventually... Just waiting for the right weather to make them justice in front of the camera lens.

Thank you all for your support and encouragement. I hope you will enjoy.

Kärlek
Annette



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Monday, September 29, 2014

Embracing pastels

The weekend was dedicated to sorting. You know, sorting all those boxes of "stuff", bags of "bits & pieces" and drawers of just "things"... So this weekend I got started, without plan. And I sorted, and trashed, and sorted, and found...

I truly found some real goodies, like this pretty project. It was neatly put away in a plastic folder as a WiP [Work In Progress] to be continued one day... The softest yarn in the most pretty pastels...

It was an impulse purchase at my local department store Manor in 2012 (OMG!!!), and to be honest it is not even my color theme. Saying this I do LOVE and ADORE pastels, but I just can't make myself wear it or use it in my home. But still I fall hard for it every single time I am confronted with it.

What is it with girls and pastels? Why do we LOVE it so much? It is amazing to see the reaction in my IG feed after publishing something in pastels... It goes rock high!!! And I can't help finding myself drooling over pretty images in this color palette. Wanting it, craving it, needing it...

Maybe it is in our genes - the purity, delicacy, innocence and sweetness of a pastel color scheme... Maybe it makes us feel elegant, graceful, stylish and ladylike. Maybe it brings out the woman in us, our femininity...

So I am embracing the woman in me and I am determined to make something out of this crochet swatch of stripes to wear. The trial crochet swatches are all pretty but I will take care of the stripes and turn them into a cozy girly cowl. When I'm done I'll promise to share the Free Pattern with you. Oh how exciting. It is good to challenge yourself and step out of your color palate comfort zone. I can't wait to finish this!

Kärlek
Annette





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Friday, September 26, 2014

The sprint...

I'm on the final sprint. Proof reading the 6-page PDF pattern for The Nordic Wrist Warmer. It always surprises me how many errors and missing information I discover when proof reading... I always think that NOW I am finished, but that is never the case. With a pattern it is so important to read it through with the eye of the user... I might understand what is said and described but will you? I better get back to it to make sure the pattern will be complete before it will be released. Stay tuned - launching soon!

Kärlek
Annette




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Thursday, September 25, 2014

The last sweetness of the year


We are enjoying the very last harvest of strawberries and somehow they are super sweet and flavorful. The winds are changing, the mornings are crisp. It is just  a question of time before the first frost will appear. I am ready for it. Autumn - bring it on!

Kärlek
Annette




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